Mi casa es tu casa – My house is your house. This is the courtesy we extend to guess in our home (whether family or a first-time visitor). At least this was a strong Guyanese valuable instilled in me as a child and observed while living in the United States of America my entire life. Americans are thought to be the most welcoming and laid back people in the world.
So, why all the political rhetoric about deporting the thousands of unaccompanied illegal children immigration officials stated that have recently flooded the southern U.S. border. A long-standing principle of the U.S. Government has been to demonstrate global leadership by providing humanitarian options to immigrants who are in the most vulnerable and desperate of situations. One such immigrant group is children who find themselves in this country without parental care due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or another similar situation.
In the form of Special Immigrant Juvenile (“SIJ”) status, the U.S. immigration law provides a method for abused, abandoned or neglected children without legal immigration status to obtain permission to remain lawfully in the United States.
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